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Eastland County Museum (First State Bank)

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1922, Henry T. Phelps. 114 S. Seaman St.
  • (Courtesy of the Eastland County Museum)

The five-story former bank by Phelps of San Antonio has a limestone ground floor with large openings framed by pilasters with abstracted capitals. The upper four floors of faced red brick are ordered into bays by primary stepped piers. Windows are stacked vertically between thin secondary brick piers with recessed polychrome tile and stucco spandrels, giving the building a strong vertical emphasis. The main piers and the parapet have abstracted ornament with a Prairie Style flavor. The bank, with its original second-floor offices intact, was converted to a museum in 2012.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Eastland County Museum (First State Bank)", [Eastland, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 290-290.

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